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Reviewed 22 August 2015

we had a very interesting trip to the battlefields with great story teller, Dalton who was standing in for Rob Gerrard. He is a bit difficult to understand and could do with a few props but it was interesting. The rooms are great but the food was a little disappointing (breakfast was the best, dinner unimaginative). The bar service is...

Thank kadJhb
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are doing a battlefields tour then we can thoroughly recommend Isandlwana Lodge. The location is stunning and the rooms and amenities excellent. All the staff are super friendly, great food and you really feel looked after. The resident historians Rob and Dalton are amazing. We were lucky to have Dalton do both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift with us...

Thank Michael C
Cape Town
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had the most unforgettable stay at this very special place. Its location is unique - hewn into the cliff face and facing the battlefield. The rooms are amazing and they each have the most incredible view. We loved the hot water bottles that were placed in our bed each night! The food was really great for a lodge that...

Thank Michelle D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We enjoyed 3 nights at the Lodge and were so sorry to leave. Unusually, I think, we did not choose the Lodge because of its Anglo-Zulu wars connection - we just wanted to stay somewhere in the area as we travelled to the Imfolozi game park at the coast. With three children, we didn't plan on taking any of the...

1Thank fishface4
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Weekend spent touring the battlefields and the lodge was simply phenomenal. Staff were professional eager to please and very friendly. Bongi our server the last night was so wonderfully engaging and really went out of her way to interact. The view is one that cannot be missed as it overlooks the battlefield completely and cannot be matched. It is a...

1Thank Larry E
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

How wonderful to sit just above the battlefield and let your imagination see this dramatic event. Shane was such a perfect host and Paul our guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the Zulu/Boer wars but it seems that there is little of the history of the last 200 years that he is not very well informed about. He is...

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Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed at the Lodge for 2 nights in March 2015 and it really is simply the best. We went to visit the battlefield sites and found it an excellent choice for our visit. Perched on the hillside overlooking Isandlwana, the Lodge is beautifully appointed. We stayed in the Cetshwayo Room, which had splendid views over Islandlwana and believe all...

Thank LawrenceHarrogate
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

For history buffs regarding the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 this establishment cannot be surpassed . From the sensational views of the Battlefield , to the excellently presented staff , and the wonderfully passionate live in Guide , ( Rob ) , are only surpassed by the 5 star food service , which is a magnificent effort , considering in...

1Thank Gary R
Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We had an amazing stay at this wonderful Lodge. The staff are excellent and the service supberb. The Lodge was like an 'Oasis' once we reached it after a long drive. Our room was overlooking a wonderful view of the 'battlefields'. We took two tours with the very experienced and enthusiastic guide and were left totally enthralled by his interpretation...

Thank CarolineB301
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Stayed 25-27.03.15. This place really is a gem and ideal for covering the battlefields. The food was good enough and the service was excellent. The room (12) that we had was large and the shower cubicle almost big enough for a game of football. The guide Rob Gerrard was so knowledgeable and patient and a delight to listen to. I...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isandlwana Lodge

Address: Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 | Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Isandlwana
Price Range: RM2,247 - RM2,556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Isandlwana Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Since all rooms face battlefield and are of a uniformly high standard it seems irrelevant to recommend a particular room.”
 of 5 bubbles martinl296, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All have stunning views of the battlefield.”
 of 5 bubbles marvelmartin, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Z9146QQalanl, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view of the battlefields”
 of 5 bubbles heatherdeverson, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Recommend Room No. 1, the Cetshwayo Room on the end.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnandSandy, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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